Thursday, June 29, 2006

good investment

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

i have got a book; eventho i am not supposed to be spending (cos i am supposed to be saving), i have an urge to read a book. reasons? 1) ad says according to a research, a CEO reads at least 5 books a month (beats me where he got that findings) 2) a recent forwarded email i'd received from a fren says that we all should do these 3 things: -


I am extremely leery of any quick fix solution or overnight formula for success. In my opinion, they don't exist. With that said, the following formula is one that I have recently shared with 2 members of my family to encourage them to break through the rut they are in and experience success. Therefore, if I would share it with my family, I must believe in the principles. I suggested that they begin to regularly do these three things:

1. Surround themselves with positive people who believe that this life is not all that there is. Personally, I find this at my local church. This email goes out to thousands of people all over the world. I know we don't share the same faith in all cases. This message is not about my faith. It is about you finding a group of people who regularly meet together and have a belief that there is more to life than what we see. This is the first step to a positive outlook on life.

2. You must exercise weekly in order to stimulate endorphins and maintain an energetic life. The exercise of walking to the kitchen or curling 12 ounces does not count as exercise. I run 1 mile twice a week and 2-3 days a week do strength training. This is nothing difficult but it makes a major difference on my attitude.

3. You MUST educate yourself through reading. The average CEO in America reads 4-5 books per month. The average America reads one book per year and 60% of us don't get past the first chapter! Make a promise to yourself to read at least one book per month. Read anything! Regardless, of what you read....develop a passion for reading and learning and you will see your attitude and outlook on life begin to change.

Any person who faithfully invested their time in these three areas may not break world records in levels of success. However, everything in me believes that they would see dramatic improvements. I believe in those three things so much, I encouraged my family to invest their time in these areas.

-- Ron White

Oh, so ad got his findings from the forwarded email i, well, forwarded him :P i AM forgetful. so yeah, i want to read a book not becos i am a kiasu guy whom after reading the forwarded email, i would immediately run to the nearest bookshop and grab a book and read. no, i did not do that at all. heck, i don't even know who is Ron White (yes, i can be apathetic if i want to). i just have an urge to read. therefore, i picked up this book

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

coffee and tv

i have stopped drinking coffee for 9 days and 17 hours now. there have been instances when i am dying for a cuppa. for example, when i look at a nescafe billboard while i am driving, i could instantly "smell" the aroma of a freshly brewed coffee eventho' nescafe is never or can never be freshly brewed.

so. the one million dollar question as to why i want to quit coffee. a few reasons but mainly is cos of vanity. i want a fresh breath, whiter teeth and less dehydrated face. when one consumes a cup of coffee, it dehydrates the skin faster than you can say slut in italian. and whenever i drink coffee, i do not usually multiply the amount of water to the cup/s of coffee i had consumed as per my advice by my beautician (yes, i have a beautician. laugh all you want) i.e. 1 cup of coffee = 3 cups of plain water.

i have substituted with tea ever since. i want to see how long it takes me to do this. mind over matter. i wanna challenge my will power. and of cos, ad has been quite supportive, too. i hope he quits for the same reasons as i have mentioned. and i also hope my fren (you knw who you are) could cut down, too, just so he could sleep better.

tv's been quite boring...namely all the csi series, prison break...well, yeah just those. hehe... i am kinda hook on Project Runway season 2 and 5 Takes, all from Travel & Discovery channel. The former well, i enjoy it cos i love creative people and i love to see a creative products done by individuals with their different talents coming from different background. also cos it is bitchy & very drama, too.

5 takes, well 5 takes is about travelling and discovery, to put it simply. i enjoy travelling tremendously. after coming back from my recent trip to thailand and cambodia, i am aching to go further. i really want to go india. a fren of mine is goin' to india next month. their excursion includes hiking himalaya tracks! shioknya! i told her i am officially envious o_O

Monday, June 26, 2006

entertainment news

i am sure by now a lot of you have heard and seen pictures of nicole kidman and her new hubby, country singer, keith urban wedding photos. and what does tom has got to say?

"i am SUPPOSED to be the bride here!" (see picture)

yeah. whatever. oh and these pics are taken during his recent trip in tokyo. dude, white on white? and trying to be KAWAII? izzit me or scientology has totally whacked him?

rumour has it that ms minogue is preparing for her come-back CD and and her concert, which she had to call off last year when she first discovered she's got a lump in her breast. it is good to know she has fully recovered and that she is preparing for a kick-ass comeback. i cant wait.

i have been watching a lot of Grey's Anatomy (GA) - a whopping 18 episodes when i was in siem reap. you see, once you have covered Angkor Wat and all the other temples around it, you practically have nothing else to do in siem reap. thanks to caroline and her laptop, we got to see all that instead of boring cable. so, back to GA. the series is still very entertaining and i like that cristina is still a cold, straight forward and a damn kiasu bitch and that 'the nazi', miranda bailey, is still bossing around the interns; but, the relationships amongst the interns and the docs are getting a bit out of hand. it's kinda tacky to see a doctor sleeping with interns or interns sleeping with interns. i am glad that they finally introduced a new character and that this person is not working in SGH (Seattle General Hospital). ok i am revealing too much here. i better stop.

off to Asia and we have got the soon-to-be or already-is veteran singer / actor, Andy Lau. he recently announced to the press that he is not gay. this is what he has replied to the question asked by an interviewer, "I am not (gay). But if you think I am, I dont think it's a bad thing (DIPLO-QUEEN!!!). Maybe my attitude has caused a misunderstanding. I've never pronounced loudly I'm not gay, and I dont think there's the need to do so." (Err...and why now ah?) i guess he needs some publicity lah. cheap take, i must say.

back at home, we've got all the hypes about our pop princess Siti Nurhaliza and her maybe-yes, maybe-no marriage with Datuk K. You see, i am usually not very interested with anything about her but she's huge. she's like David Beckham in UK. and now that she has announced to the public she is actually seeing someone and he is a Datuk, that got a lot of ppl sit up and pay attention, incl. myself and also the fact that every single local dailies featured her and Datuk K, so you really cant miss it. it is bad enuff Datuk K is divorcing his wife of 19 years for Siti, Siti is growing to look like her arch-nemesis, Datuk Sharifah Aini! it is a FAT chance Datuk Sharifah will be invited for her wedding.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

sic sense

i've recently come to the conclusion that Kenny Sia is not only lame, he is a total sell-out. look at ALL the LG Chocolate mobile phone pictures that our ever-so-popular Kenny is endorsing. i can understand you endorse a product, and you need to advertise it. but, not overdoing it! subtle, my fren. subtle and simple can be nice, too.

however, i will not stop reading Kenny Sia cos he is still marginally funny.

anyways, i have discovered this blogger (sic6sense) which is recommended by a fren and i must say i am totally lovin' it. not only is he funny, his writing skill is almost perfect. who would use the word HISTRIONIC? ok, how many of you guys know what it means? no, it is not HISTORY + ELECTRONIC combined. it is far from that. it means excessively emo. i learned new words, and i learned that this person is far from what i perceived him to be.

the following post is one of my many favs...

Bereft of ideas at the moment since the idiot box (re: World Cup) has taken over, I'm turning into a zombiefied lump of lard. No wonder I'm suffering a meltdown.

Hitting the treadmill like an overzealous hamster heading nowhere is cutesy but its begining to run its course. Swimming laps is great until you figured that you've been swallowing pee. All this exercise is giving me rushes and rashes for the wrong reasons.

And work. Thats why its called W-O-R-K. Its hard and gets in the way of doing things that you like. Like being a lard.

What about hobbies? Used to have millions of them like the very mundane (stamps, really) to the very expensive (watches, really). Hobbies are for those fertile with ideas and enthusiasm. I need fertility treatment.

Lets list down some ideas.


I need help.

i laughed out loud. here's another...


They say you could get blind doing so. They were right. It's blindingly pleasurable.

They say its an offence. If we dont do it regularly, the greater offence would be the corresponding increase in sexually fiendish crimes.

They say you lose many generations. We regenarate faster.

They say there's wear and tear. You do it often enough, you dont need circumcision.

They say married men shouldnt do it. Please do,its an acceptable form of cheating.

They say it stains the clothes. Dont wear white ones.

They say it will shrink. Of courselah, after you finish.

They say its embarrassing. Tell them not to watch.

They say its boring. Ask them to kiss their knuckles first. Its foreplay before masturbation.

They say its selfish. Ask them to lend a hand then.Time to go blast my way to Venus!

Mastubation gone satirical? how not to like? u tell me?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006



is a definition of my character. i love colours. i think i do not have a favorite colour per se. but aquamarine is the new colour that i favor. contradiction. but, how do you find my new colour?

fcc hotel, phnom penh

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

bangkok express 2006

starring: adrian toh / caroline siaw / ethan wong

Monday, June 19, 2006

caroline in 3 cities!

my dear friend, caroline, decided to do picture blogging of our journey. hurray! so guys, pls log on to her blog for her story ... about us ... about the trip. and bear with her. poor girl has got 7 days to blog and 3 millions photos to upload. so please log on back whenever ur free. enjoy.

ps: i miss pork knuckle rice, bkk, cheap beer & just chill out. picture shot by me at bkk sky train

7 days in Bangkok and Cambodia

i have been away for a week, to be exact.

it felt like just yesterday i had an acute diarrhea. yes, acute diarrhea. it was hell. so lemme start my recent trip to thailand and cambodia backwards *bad pun*

On the 15th nite of june, i had a terrible feeling that i am gonna be sick after i had, well, pooped. i felt cold all over and the high fan/low temperature blasting away from the air-cond ducts on the ceiling makes it worse. ad and caroline thought i was tryin' to be funny. u see, i always am tryin to be funny. so, when i told them i was not, they decided to check on me. it was a terrible feeling cos i felt nauseous, feverish - body temperature fluctuates faster than u can say thank you in cambodian. which, by the way, is 'aw khun'. the following day was not any better. we decided to go see a local doctor until ad and carol bumped into a biologist (believed to be american) at the reception area. he said it is unlikely to be dengue, and it is not uncommon to get diarrhea here. hint - drink some lime juice for fluid loss and pop paracetomols. urgh... more waiting. now i understand how it is like when ur a patient and the doc is unable to determine the cause of ur sickness. it's a guessing game. and an aggravating one, too.

on the 13th hr, ad said we should go look for a doc. so we did and visited this cambodian chinese doc who speaks fluent mandarin. the place was dodgy and the male nurse looks like one of the go-go boys in bangkok - the B grade go-go boys. B grade go-go boys! fortunately i was too drowsy to recollect my thoughts of the horrible looking B grade go-go boys in BKK. the two of them were observing how they treat other patients and unanimously agreed that we should leave in that instant rather than being treated with funny chinese cambodian drugs. we apologised and move along swiftly. to a clinic recommended by the hotel which costs me USD67.00 - one jab, and multiple medication. i felt better. i slept a lot, too, after that. the following day i could see that the sky is blue and lemongrass scented oil burnt on every friggin' corners of the hotel don't smell as bad as when i was sick. food poisoning is no joke. everthing that's nice ie food, smell, decor can be vomit-inducing.

so there. my experience in siem reap. oh, wait. i didn't talk about Angkor Wat! ok lah ok lah.

Angkor Wat was beautiful especially in the morning (we were there at 5.30am to see the sunrise!), majestic eventhough it looks like some old stones put together. and also, i feel that it is overrated. i have to add the last bit cos the local AND the foreigners (the ppl who build nicest, biggest, coolest hotels around it) are making money out of this historic temples. they said they are doing preservation/restoration work for the temple but i see any maddox and his sister, father and uncles could roam around the sacred temples or, simply hang around the tourists like pests trying to sell u books and stuff. i dont care about them selling me stuff cos they need to make a living but if the company (a local oil company i heard) has taken the responsibility to manage the temples, then they are not doing a good job. maybe it was worse before, i dont know.

i just wish to see the temples to be surrounded by the greens, lots of greens, and guards are properly stationed in each temple to stop locals from wandering around, tarred road and properly managed stores selling hygienic food and beverages. i know it sounds like a lot to ask for in a country that is still fresh from their violent history and poverty. but it can be done before the situation got worse ie Angkor Wat will slowly become an uninteresting tourist spot.

other than the temples, there are really not much one can do unless u book a car to drive outside of the Angkor ie 80km to see more temples or go to Tonle Sap lake. otherwise you can stick around town to drink cheap anchor / angkor draft for only USD0.50 - 0.90 or have amok fish in some of the fancy cafes/restaurants, which by the way, are really cool. i was totally in awe with the interior of most of the cafes over here on Pub Street. i think a lot of them are managed by Thai people.

Phnom Penh
we checked into a really nice hotel as soon as we've touched down. it is a little bit like Havana slash La Bodega feel. Vibrant colours, heavy wooden lounge chairs, iron-metal black dining chairs, pizza ovens, jazz music playing at the background...that describes the restaurant/bar. they also have a roof-top dining/bar section, which is really nice to chill out but the weather in cambodia in june is anything but nice. very dry. the bedroom is cozy and very comfy. we like. Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, therefore, the road system is better and one can see a lot of foreign investors including Malaysia ie Public Bank and Maybank.

we were lucky to be staying on Sisowath Quay street (near the river) because there are many food outlets ie cafes and bars. it is also a walking distance to the beautiful National Museum that one should not miss for as little as USD3.00 per person. we also visited the Genocide Museum, which is about 15 minutes from our hotel by tut-tut. it was a interesting experience albeit a little too depressing looking at the beds and equipments used by the Khmer Rouge to kill people of any races, ages, and sex. the graphic details are still playin on my mind as i am writing this... it is sad. my camera batt was totally flat, and i only managed to capture one picture. carol did not want to take any at all. i guess now i understand why.

our trip in phnom penh was really short. the next afternoon we had to bid farewell to our friendly hotel staff and the tut-tut men, and our favorite and oh-so-delicious Beef Noodle (it self-proclaims as the best beef noodle and they are darn right about that!!!). we boarded a 6-hour bus to siem reap a little after 12. the journey was nothing but hot! it was quite tormenting cos the air-cond was not strong and we've got loud Chinese sitting in front of us - imagine gnawing smelly dry squids and picking her nose and THEN flicked it off with her fingernails! arghhhhhh

three words - fun fun fun! we shopped quite a bit especially carol! we should've done BKK the last so we can shop till we drop and i would've got some shopping therapy after the horrible food poisoning. oh well. we still had so much fun in BKK. ad loves it there and for me, i never get tired of BKK. who does? great food, sexy hot people, cheap clothes and fun fun fun! we went to silom street to check out some go-go boys show. got to one recommended by a fren after battling with all the 'pimps' grabbing you and bugging you to go to their bars. imagine almost 10 men shouting FAK SHOW FAK SHOW and come see 10 minutes no problem to u repeatedly and rather loudly. it was fucking annoying. oh btw, FAK show is fuck show :p we sat thru the first show with no FAK show but lotsa eye-candies and funny drag queens - really cool perfomances. still no FAK show. tried another one promised with FAK show. sure there was! we were the one who got fucked cos it was the same kinda show we saw earlier with B grade looking boys. imagine skinny to bones, underaged, malnourished youths. that i am talking about it, all i can do is laugh instead of got myself pissed with those pimps who cheated us, cos i had alot of fun in the last 7 days with ad and carol - minus the sufferings i had during my food poisoning period. i'd like to do this all over again. india, perhaps? oh and i must start eating healthily and start hitting the gym again since i've lost a big amount of body mass.


mr. vain

Friday, June 9, 2006


"Anonymous said...
Hallo I absolutely adore your site. You have beautiful graphics I have ever seen."

That's very flattering but the thing is it is written by an ANONYMOUS! darn annoying rite? kinda like, oh i love you but i cant tell you who am i.... *&^%$#@ ...

ok ms/mr anonymous if ur reading this, i appreciate ur kind comments (truly) but pls identify urself next time, k. cos perhaps we can hv mocha latte together, yaknw? or maybe it is spam ...arghhhh....

oh im leaving in less than 24hrs! yahoo!

Thursday, June 8, 2006

pariah hilton

paris hilton sings!

she actually fcking quacks! i mean, sing! like, with MTV and all? don't fcking believe me? listen it for yourself & tell me that what i heard was wrong.

honestly. she sucks. like American Idol's rejects. stick to what you do best, miz hilton - posing & act dumb. she looks fab in this picture, i must say. gimme all the money she possesses, i can look just as good if not better :p

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

agent provocateur

what one would do to get more hits. muahahaha...

no, seriously. i envy those abs. how the F these guys get those marvel-fcking-lous abs! damn, i want those abs. let's hope i come back with like a charcoal from my upcoming trip. so much to do so little time. sigh...

Sunday, June 4, 2006

chocolate is the new mobile?

everybody is raving about this phone (if it hasn't already) and kenny sia gets to review it on his blog. LG has finally done it with this super-chic, super stylish, super good looking mobile phone that got me all excited. im sure all the motha-farking stylo-milo queens (men and women alike) will rush to get one themselves...jus like the motorola razr and black razr o_O

on another unrelated note, i am kinda interested to watch The Fastest Clock in the Universe. hmm